PhD, MBS (Hons), BComm (Hons)
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Manukau Institute of Technology
Dr Harris holds a PhD for her ethnographic work investigating what it means to socialize in a world of social media and communications technology. She has spoken at international conferences about how digital technologies are reimagining the way human beings live their everyday lives in unpredicted ways.
Geri’s research acclaims include being awarded The Professor M Weinstock Memorial Prize for the most innovative PhD by the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2015. She also received an honourable mention for the ACPHIS Medal for Best Australian Thesis, 2015.
Geri’s research interests lie in further understanding how digital technologies enable people’s way of life in our increasingly digitized society. She is currently working on a project to understand the mental health issues (especially Alzheimer’s dementia) of elderly people using technology to provide more support to them in future living in the whānau and the local community.
Qualitative methods of understanding the everyday social implications of digital technologies.
Awards and grants
The Professor M Weinstock Memorial Prize (2015).
ACPHIS Doctoral Medal 2015 (Honourable mention).